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Hair Salon Concept

November 6, 2010

For the final module of the degree course I chose to create a design concept for a hair dressing salon. I enjoyed all of the different modules but this one proved to be a particular favourite of mine.
The brief was to design a ‘luxurious boutique style salon’ which would be ‘slick, modern and highly sophisticated.’ The client, Mary Vivian, wanted to see her name incorporated into the branding throughout the scheme. There would be a requirement for ‘separate areas from the styling stations for a reception, men’s salon, dispensary and washing/drying space with a clear brand identity running throughout all designs.’
– National Design Academy (2010) VLS Notes [on-line] [Accessed 6th November 2010]

Following my research into salon and related product packaging I began to work on a ‘brand’ identity for Mrs Vivian. When considering the ‘brand’, the brief called for a ‘single, clear and distinct’ message. Taking the surname ‘Vivian’ and paring it down to the initial ‘V’ has created a strong yet stylish symbol that is neither overtly male nor female.

The metallic finish of the embossed, gold coloured initial ‘V’ will be carried throughout the Salon, from the signage at the entrance, the product packaging, the monochrome towels all the way through to the crockery & glassware used to serve client refreshments. With the appearance of a gold ingot this is a symbol with which the successful, professional clientele will associate.

The location of Salon ‘V’, within the River Crescent development in Nottingham, demanded a high level of style, quality & sophistication to satisfy the discerning clientele residing in this prestigious apartment block. My design concept consists of a highly sophisticated, neutral pallet, producing a calming ambience. A variety of exciting surface textures have been used to create visual interest with all materials & furnishings having been carefully selected to ensure the highest level of quality & functionality.

The client’s comfort and well-being was at the forefront throughout the design process. At every stage, from the moment they enter the reception area, through the wash area, to the colouring & styling, I want to ensure the client will feel relaxed, pampered and valued.

The following pages are extracts from my presention package.

Salon V Design Concept Cover Page

Salon V Reception Area Presentation Board

Salon V Ladies Styling Area Presentation Board

Salon V Ladies Treatment Areas Presentation Board

Salon V Barbershop Presentation Board

Salon V layout option 1

Salon V layout option 2

Salon V Dimensioned Floor Plans

Salon V Furniture Plan

Salon V Lighting plans

Salon V - Visual of Styling Area

7 Comments leave one →
  1. sandra swain permalink
    November 8, 2010 07:58

    wow !!! fantastic work, must up my game now, would love to see your hotel design
    sorry to hear of your accident, but it seems you’ve made the best of your time, excellant layout and full of interest

  2. Jill Godfrey permalink
    November 8, 2010 21:26

    I think your work is fabulous. I love the Salon and the Samsonite project. I’m also impressed with your autocad skills, it all looks so professional.

  3. Alison Roberts permalink
    November 9, 2010 13:58

    Karen, this is fabulous – look forward to seeing more of your work. Must try to meet up soon – let me know what suits you.
    …….I love the layout of your blog page too. Seems like a good idea until I get website constructed too !

  4. Sharon Darlow permalink
    November 10, 2010 14:45

    Wow your work is amazing and is of a very high standard! x

  5. Sharon Bentham permalink
    November 26, 2010 20:12

    Your work is amazing Karen. Well done and good luck to your new business you have a good eye for design, I’m sure you will do well.

  6. huberto permalink
    March 12, 2013 13:46

    Perfectly done

  7. Dominique mwangi permalink
    April 5, 2013 14:04

    the designs are waoh.the are extreamly nice

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